The YMCA's basketball leagues teach kids the basics of the sport while also helping them make new friends, stay active and learn new skills that will help them succeed in life. We're committed to coaching with a focus on fair play, healthy competition and parent participation.
At the Y, we offer winter basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 3-14 at locations across the Greater Louisville and southern Indiana area. We work on skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and character building in a fun, safe environment that allows all players to grow in self-confidence and thrive.
We also offer adaptive basketball leagues in the winter that are specifically designed so that youth with special needs can experience building skills, confidence and friendships through sports.
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Our sports programs are progressive with multiple age levels. Your child will continue to build upon their skills year after year.
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Registration typically opens in August and the season runs from January-March.
Game and practice schedules are released at the start of the season. Practice schedules are determined by requests, coach availability, venue availability and more.
Starting at $100 for YMCA facility members and $120 for program members. Prices vary by age division.
3 - 14 years
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Y basketball teaches kids the basics of the sport while also helping them build confidence and character. Whether your child is playing for the first time or returning the court, players will learn teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.
Playing time rules are in place in ensure all the participation of all players in each game.
Teams in divisions from ages 5 and up practice once a week and play one game each week.
Teams in divisions from ages 7 and up may travel between game sites if the home site does not have enough teams for a full division.
Teams in divisions from ages 9 and up participate in an end of season tournament with other YMCA sites in their same age division that will be held the final weekend of the season.
The focus is on introducing the game and basic ball-handling skills like passing, dribbling and shooting. Six-foot goals and 27.5 inch balls are used. Teams will practice for 15-20 minutes and then play a short game each week.
This division is all about player development with a focus on fundamentals and basic skills with an introduction to the rules of the game. Eight-foot goals and 27.5 inch ball are used.
This division will continue to focus on fundamental skills like ball-handling, passing and shooting. Defensive concepts are introduced, such as zone defense, stealing the ball, and blocking shots. We use a 27.5 inch ball and a nine-foot goal and teams play full court.
This division will continue to focus on fundamental skills like ball-handling, passing, and shooting. Teams will be introduced to offensive and defensive strategies, such as "plays," pressing defense, with walking, double dribbling, and fouls being enforced each game. We use a 28.5 inch ball and a ten-foot goal and teams play full court.
The older age divisions continue to strengthen skills in passing, shooting and defense. Teams play full court with ten-foot goals and a regulation ball. Our basketball rules will be similar to the middle school rules with limited pressing allowed. Required playing time, open substitution, and all violations will be enforced. Teams will have one practice and one game per week, with travel to other YMCA locations.
Thank you for your interest in YMCA youth basketball. At this time, there are no sessions available for registration. Please check back later for registration information. Registration typically opens in August and the season runs from January-March.
YMCA Adaptive Sports programs are designed so that youth with special needs can experience building skills, confidence and friendships through sports. Sessions include practice and games, which are adapted to encourage maximum participation and progress for every child. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child during the drills and skills portions of the program.
All practices and games will take place in the Northeast Jefferson County service area. Adaptive youth basketball is open to kids ages 5 to 12.
Youth Basketball is offered by the following YMCAs:
- Bullitt County YMCA
- Clark County Family YMCA
- Floyd County Family YMCA
- Northeast Family YMCA
- Oldham County Family YMCA
- Republic Bank Foundation YMCA
- Southeast Family YMCA
- Southwest Family YMCA
Practices and games may take place at locations other than the YMCA.
Registration for basketball typically opens in August.
The basketball season typically runs January-March.
The Y wouldn't be the same without our volunteers, and youth sports is no exception. Coaching at the Y allows you to make a difference in your community and in the lives of many children. We value your involvement in the youth sports program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people. Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.
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